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Old 06-20-2011, 01:19 PM
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Part of suspension broken

2004 rocky mtn edition wrangler...tirod doesn't look bent or damaged but above the rubber gaskets are broken off on both sides...any suggestions or ideas what this could be? It drives ok...

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Old 06-20-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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Got a picture?

Here's a tie rod end. If the bladder is torn, time for a new one. Tie rod that is. The bladder holds the grease, and prevents debris from entering.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:24 PM
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I will take one now and send it...thank you
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:30 PM
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Ok I'm not sure what this is...
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:42 PM   #5
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Ah, i believe that WAS your swaybar link... You don't want to be making any sharp turns at high speed until that is reattached.
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Ya broke the swaybar link
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:43 PM
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Ah, i believe that WAS your swaybar link...
So...is this difficult to repair? Or replace?
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:49 PM   #8
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How often do you take it off-road? A new link probably isn't that expensive, might even be able to pull one from a scrap yard for pocket change. Now would be a good time to change both links out for "quick disconnects" though. Quick discos let you detach the swaybar in seconds for better suspension articulation offroad.
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Ok...I've never taken it off roading before...just city and highway driving...but awful city..bumpy streets...is this the reason why my front end shakes over 55mph?
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:14 PM   #10
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Doubtful that this is causing the shakes, but a good pothole may have snapped your current link. Highway shakes are most often caused by:

1.) Unbalanced tire/wheel
2.) Bad alignment
3.) Loose steering or tie rod linkages
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:23 PM
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Thank you for the info. I will be fixing this problem tomorrow

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